pocket door vs standard door

lexmomof3September 24, 2012

Any idea how much extra using a pocket door instead of a standard door adds to the cost?

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Beth Parsons

Regional prices will vary but our builder said that each pocket door will be an additional $50 to $75 in material and labor cost. We're in TN and have a cost plus fixed fee contract.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:55AM
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Awesome! I was afraid it was a lot more. Even if it's double or tripple that amount, it's still a reasonable upcharge for the two doorways I have in mind. They really need a pocket door instead of a standard door.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 3:07PM
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Make sure you call out Johnson hardware, at least 111PD grade good for doors up to 150 pounds, or 100PD for up to 200 pounds.

You do NOT want the 2800 series stuff.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:54PM
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Keep in mind if using pocket doors where you need storage, like baths, laundry, mudrooms etc. you can't hang any over the door basket type storage or hooks. I wanted to & then the light bulb went off :)

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 12:52AM
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Floppy - But you have the wall where the door swing would have been to use for shelving.

Have the builder add some furring strips to screw your storage things into.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 10:42AM
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Our 2 pocket doors were $100 each. We are in KS.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 11:57PM
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Pocket door cost is also affected by the type of wall the door is going into.

A non-weight bearing wall is less expensive than putting a pocket door in a weight bearing wall.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 10:33AM
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